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For the past months now, ABS-CBN has been advocating and fighting for the Freedom of Expression in the country.
However, it seems that they do not believe in the matter after what they did to Daryl Ong and Bugoy Drilon.
Or are they just power tripping?
As told by Daryl Ong
On YouTube, Daryl Ong revealed that he and fellow singer Bugoy Drilon are now banned from ABS-CBN.
According to Ong, it started when he and Drilon arrived in Ilo-ilo for a concert. At the airport, they had a conversation with another two other ABS-CBN staff.
Bugoy brought up the topic about the stocks of the company and the online petition for ABS-CBN that time.
The singer said he didn’t know that full details about it, but Bugoy told him that only 60, 000 are needed to fill the goal of 1,000,000 signatures.
“Ako naman ang nakita ko, ang pagkakatingin ko, 60K pa lang ang nag-sign. May deadline noong time na `yon, na dapat bago umabot sa petsa na ito, mabuo na ang 1 million. So sabi ko, malabo na `yon,” Ong said.
Ong further commented that the situation in impossible as they (ABS-CBN) are against the government.
“Nag-comment ako na mahirap yan, malabo `yan, kalaban ba naman nila ang gobyerno, si President ba naman ang kalaban,” Ong said which ended their conversation.
Little did they know, the man beside them recorded the whole conversation. It turns out, he was a friend of one of the big bosses of the station.
“Pinarinig ang recording at ang dating sa kanila wala kaming utang na loob. Parang wala kaming concern,” Ong narrated. “Parang ang dating kumakampi kami sa fact na hindi mari-renew ang license. Hindi na kami nabigyan ng chance magpaliwanag.”
By the time they got back to Manila, he met with his manager where he found out that they are indeed banned from ABS-CBN.
“May order daw na bawal na kaming lumabas sa lahat ng shows ng ABS-CBN.”
Ong continued and said it’s the reason why they appeared in a show of the rival network.
“Dapat kasi may show kami, pero nag-ecq na nga, hindi na natuloy. So, bawal kami ni Bugoy sa ABS-CBN, at nagpapasalamat kami na nabigyan kami ng chance na mag-promote sa Eat Bulaga,” he said.
Ong clarified they did not change stations.
“Kaya ikinuwento ko na lang. Hindi ako umalis sa ABS, ako ang inalis. Banned po ako dahil sa napagkuwentuhan naming ng franchise issue.”
Moreover, he expressed his guilt that Drilon was banned with him.
“Na-guilty ako para kay Bugoy, kasi nadamay lang siya. Wala naman siyang kinalaman doon.”
Ong didn’t drop the name of the people who banned him, but said he is aware who they are.
“Wala po akong galit sa kanila. Wala akong karapatan na hindi magpasalamat sa kanila. Habangbuhay kong ipagpapasalamat yon,” Ong ended.
What do you think about the ABS-CBN’s move towards their employees?